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Former federal judge Michael Mukasey has accepted President Bush's offer to replace Alberto Gonzales as U.S. attorney general, two government sources familiar with the president's selection said Sunday.

The White House would not comment on the report Sunday night. But Mukasey's nomination as head of the Justice Department is likely to be announced Monday, the sources said.

Mukasey, 66, was nominated to the bench in 1988 by President Ronald Reagan and, until September 2006, was chief judge for the Southern District of New York -- a high-profile U.S. court district that's one of the nation's busiest. Read full article »

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